I have a kid in my class who has been doing kumon for at least a year... and yesterday I had them do a math warm up, where they did about 20 addition problems, 20 subtraction and 20 multiplication. I wanted to see where they were at, so I can start them on the mad minutes. He was SO slow at it. His parents said he knew his facts, and it is apparent to me he doesn not know them very quickly- he was one of the last ones done. He has some other learning issues, and I am in the process of gathering information to have him assessed. Anyway, what does Kumon do?? How could a child do kumon for a year and a half, and not know his basic facts? He is a fourth grader. The problems were fairly easy. (single digit addition, subtraction from 18 or less, and multiplication facts under 49) Any ideas? Should I *tactfully* tell them they are wasting their money?